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The 8 Best Fish Finders Reviewed & Tested ( Hands-on 2021 Guide )

A fish finder is a very useful tool that, as its name implies, helps you locate fish underwater. It uses pulses of sound energy (sonar)...

The 12 Best Fishing Rods Reviewed & Revealed ( 2021 Hands-on Guide )

  For a perfect fishing combo you also need a reel! Take a look how to choose the best spinning reel for your rod. They say...

The 12 Best Fly Reels Of 2021: The Definitive Guide (with In-Depth Reviews)

Many anglers consider a reel to be the least important component of their fly fishing gear. They’ll sing the praises of a high-quality rod or...
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Beginner’s Fishing Gear Guide

While your grandfather may have gone fishing with little more than a length of bamboo, some twine and a hook, modern anglers have a...
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Review: Orvis Mirage III Fly Reel

Outdoor Empire top pick for trout fishing  The Orvis Mirage series of reels was initially developed to withstand the abuse of big-game saltwater fishing. After battle-testing...

Review: Piscifun Sword 5/6 Fly Fishing Reel

Outdoor Empire top pick as affordable fly reel The Piscifun Sword fly reel is one of the best entry-level reels currently on the market. To...
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Fly Line And All You Need To Know About It

  Without the proper fly line, a fly rod is practically useless. But when it is paired with a line that has the right weight...
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Fly Leaders Made Simple

  Fly fishing is all about stealth. If your fly lands on the water with only a hint of a ripple and drifts downstream free...
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You Need To Know These 9 Fly Fishing Knots

    From reel to fly, knots are an integral part of any fly fishing rig. And while learning to tie knots well takes some practice...
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Review: Garmin Striker 4 Fish Finder

Outdoor Empire choice as best affordable fish finder. The Garmin Striker 4 Fish Finder is an entry-level sonar unit that is ideally suited for those...